Lacrosse is an underrated game. At its heart, it's similar to hockey, but with more action and, often, more injuries. Players compete to score goals, using nets to carry and propel the ball towards the net - but there's a lot more too it than that, with complex tactics and specialist positions to fill. The best way to find out more is by purchasing Lacrosse tickets from StubHub and attending a game for yourself.
Background information for people thinking about buying Lacrosse tickets
Lacrosse is exciting, fast paced and sometimes dangerous, offering a feast of excitement for fans to enjoy. Invented by Native Americans (or Canadians), the game is mainly still played on America's east coast, where there are plenty of places to catch a fixture.
The peak of the US game is NCAA Lacrosse. The sport is massive on the US college scene, with schools like Duke, Maryland, Johns Hopkins and Syracuse battling it out for the men's and women's titles alike. Although it's a college level competition, the NCAA Division 1 play-offs feature some of the finest Lacrosse action in the world and regularly attract over 10,000 people to the later stages.
Below that elite college tournament, there are also a number of other Lacross tournaments for fans to pick. For instance, you could buy Lacrosse tickets for the ACC Championship (featuring schools on the Atlantic Coast), where the winner takes part in the NCAA Division 1. And there's a totally unconnected championship for Independent 4-year colleges too, who compete in their own three divisions.
Along with college lacrosse, it's worth noting that international fixtures take place as well. The USA and Canada are the major nations, although Australia, England and Scotland also take part.
Great moments in the history of Lacrosse
Lacrosse can be an incredibly exciting game, and the history of the sport furnishes all of the evidence you need. In the international game, the World Championship has seen some thrillers such as 1978 when Canada edged past the USA 17-16 after extra time, or 2010 when the two teams locked horns again and the USA won 12-10 in Manchester, England.
In the college game, experts tend to agree that the greatest game ever was the 1989 NCAA Division 1 decider between Johns Hopkins and Syracuse. Syracuse won 13-12 in the end, thanks mainly to the goal-scoring exploits of brothers Gary and Paul Gait, although they were almost overshadowed by Johns Hopkins' Matt Panetta, who scored five goals. 24,000 people watched that game, creating an unforgettable atmosphere. Expect more of the same at future NCAA and international Lacrosse fixtures.